Earlier silver amalgam was the material of choice for filling the tooth cavities.
Silver amalgam uses mercury as one of its components. The “Environmental Protection Agency” (EPA), USA, has labeled mercury as a Waste Disposal Hazard.
Mercury is said to release in vapour form and studies have suggested it’s a potent carcinogenic agent.
Hence, we at “PRECOIUS SMILES” have never got mercury to be used in patients.
Instead tooth colored composite resin is being used for filling small or big cavities.
The only maintenance part in case of composite material is that you need to get it polished once in every year.